Lot 241. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed yi-form pouring vessel, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Width 8 in., 20.2 cm. Estimate: 6,000 -8,000 USD. Lot sold: 50,400 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the rounded sides very slightly tapered on one end to the curved channeled spout, the interior and exterior covered with a rich sea-green glaze, the countersunk base with an unglazed ring burnt orange during firing, wood stand (2).
New York Private Collection, acquired from the above, and thence by descent.
Note: Compare two closely related examples from the National Palace Museum Collection, exhibited in Green: Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2009, cat. nos 2 and 3. Another example is published in Sherman E. Lee and Wai-kam Ho, Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), Cleveland, 1968, cat. no. 61. A similar example, formerly in the Edward T. Chow Collection, was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 16th December 1980, lot 301.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021